A PICTURE says a thousand words and talented artists have created impressive images surrounding Dunbar Harbour.

More than 30 artists set up their easels at the north wall of the harbour last Saturday.

Four prizes were awarded during the first ever Dunbar Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.

Anna Wimbledon, tutor at Dunbar Arts, oversaw the day and guided entrants, who had the opportunity to paint, draw and sketch their favourite landscapes from the area.

She was pleased to say that the competition, part of the Dunbar Civic Week celebrations, had proven a great success.

She said: “It was great to see so many fantastic artists painting and socialising on the north wall of the harbour in beautiful Dunbar – such a wonderful variety of talent to be seen and for some they created their first ever landscape.”

Artists had to contend with testing weather conditions, as a coastal breeze made their work challenging at times.

The top four were awarded prizes as Sheena Phillips won The Fidra Fine Art prize; Kate Bogie won the Coast Gallery Prize; Liz Wilcox won the Dunbar Arts Prize; and Julie Jones won the Rock and Bird Prize.

The organiser was hopeful the competition could become a part of the annual Civic Week, with the possibility of it taking place at different locations.

She added: “A big thank you to the sponsors who provided such amazing prizes and to our wonderful artist judges Oliver Reed, Christopher Wood and Pascale Rentsch, who spent time with each entrant before judging the works.”